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Astros | A.J. Reed without a hit over four games

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:42:55 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed is 0-for-15 through his first four career games.

Fantasy Tip: Reed is an intriguing power hitter with tremendous upside and is likely to have peaks and valleys at the dish throughout his rookie campaign. However, if he doesn't begin to show some of his promise soon, a return to the minors could be in store. For now, Reed is worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues, but it also isn't out of the question to bench him until he turns it on at the plate.

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Astros | Alex Bregman moves up to Class AAA

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:39:57 -0700

Houston Astros SS Alex Bregman and OF Teoscar Hernandez have both been promoted from Class AA Corpus Christi to Class AAA Fresno Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Bregman has a lot of promise and will be someone to watch as he continues getting closer to the major leagues. In Class AA, he registered a delightful .297/.415/.559 line with 14 home runs and 46 RBI. Hernandez has also enjoyed some success this season down at Corpus Christi, but isn't someone to have on the fantasy radar just yet. Owners looking to get an early glimpse at Bregman can watch him in this year's Futures Game during the upcoming All-Star break.

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Astros | Jose Altuve working on career streak

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:50:15 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve extended his career high on-base streak to 32 games Wednesday, June 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was a home run short of the cycle in this game, and finished the three-game set with eight hits in 14 at-bats with two RBIs and six runs scored. He has also hit safely in 11 straight games. Manager A.J. Hinch said Altuve might get a few days off during the team's next homestand to rest.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve also swiped his 21st base, while driving in his 46th run of the season. He is such a valuable contributor for fantasy owners and DFS players, as he contributes in so many different categories with a combination of speed and power.

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Astros | Dallas Keuchel grabs road victory

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:49:40 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over six innings in a win Wednesday, June 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He threw 63 of his 102 pitches for strikes in the quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel, last season's Cy Young Award winner in the American League, was able to avoid double-digit losses before the All-Star break, at least for now. He has pieced together three quality starts in a row, and he has four in six June outings. However, his production has been a far cry from his unbelievable 2015 campaign. A bit of a backslide was expected, but his two seasons have been a stark contrast for fantasy owners.

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Astros | Luis Valbuena reaches the seats

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:49:00 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, June 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Valbuena doesn't look like a power hitter, but he has some surprising pop. He is a tremendous mid-tier DFS option, and worth starting in all AL-only seasonal leagues and deeper mixed fantasy formats.

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Astros | Yulieski Gurriel works out for Houston

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:53:43 -0700

Free-agent Cuban 3B Yulieski Gurriel worked out for the Houston Astros in Florida, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Gurriel is likely worth grabbing now in deep keeper/dynasty formats and potentially in signal-universe leagues. However, this is more of a player to watch than add in most cases. Stay tuned for updates, but it would be surprising to see Gurriel make much of a fantasy impact in 2016.

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Astros | Two Astros sitting Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:51:12 -0700

Houston Astros OF Colby Rasmus and C Jason Castro are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with 1B Marwin Gonzalez hitting second and OF Jake Marisnick hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has a .303-2-9 line this month, and he's a sneaky low-end play against Jered Weaver. Marisnick is hitting just .178 this year, and he's not a good DFS option.

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Astros | Jose Altuve posts 31st multi-hit game

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:40:02 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve finished 2-for-4 with a walk, scored twice and stole a pair of bases against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve is batting a major-league best .350 after tonight's effort and one of only four players with 20 steals. Furthermore, he's tied for eighth in the majors with 56 runs and has 13 homers and 45 RBI to boot. Simply put, he's does it all at a position where it is difficult sometimes to find players that can perform as well as he does in two or three categories.

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Astros | Carlos Correa goes off again

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:15:45 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa celebrated winning the American League Player of the Week last week by going 3-for-4 a three-run home run, a double and an RBI groundout against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Over his last eight games, Correa is 11-for-31 with five doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI and has scored eight times. Despite a surprisingly low .265 average that is certain to rise as the summer progresses, he needs to be in lineups every single day because he is capable of this kind of performance on a fairly regular basis.

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Astros | A.J. Reed takes a seat

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:41:13 -0700

Houston Astros 1B A.J. Reed is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. INF Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and is hitting sixth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tim Lincecum.

Fantasy Tip: The burly Reed has plenty of potential, mainly for his monster power at first base, but he's struggled out of the gates in the majors, going hitless in his 10 at-bats with six K's. Keep your expectations in check with Reed, and he could see more time on the bench in favor of Gonzalez in the near future.

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Astros | Alex Bregman earns minors promotion

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:35:27 -0700

Houston Astros SS Alex Bregman will be promoted from Class AA to Class AAA following this week's Texas League All-Star Game.

Fantasy Tip: Speculation is Bregman could be given time to play third base before being promoted to the parent club. Luis Valbuena is struggling, although his bat has shown signs of life, and the team could use another boost of minor league seasoning.

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Astros | Jose Altuve on nine-game run

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:52:39 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with an RBI Monday, June 27, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to push his hitting streak to nine games.

Fantasy Tip: Altuve is hitting .389 (14-for-36) with three homers, seven RBIs and seven runs scored during his hitting streak. He is a must-start in DFS regardless of price tag while running hot.

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Astros | Scott Feldman to start Tuesday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:52:11 -0700

Houston Astros SP Scott Feldman will make the spot start Tuesday, June 28, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in place of the injured SP Lance McCullers (finger).

Fantasy Tip: Feldman might be a decent low-end DFS play, as his price tag will be low and allow you to load up on high-priced offensive talent using a high-low strategy. His exposure might not be high, either, making him a nice play.

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Astros | Collin McHugh solid in no-decision

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:51:45 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed two earned runs, six hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Monday, June 27, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also struck out three batters in the 83-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: McHugh hasn't won in five June starts, but he has three straight quality starts and appears to finally be on track after a terrible start to his season. He has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats and DFS play.

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Astros | Lance McCullers scratched from start

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:43:56 -0700

Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (blister) has been scratched from his start Tuesday, June 28, due to the early development of a blister. SP/RP Scott Feldman will make the start in his place opposite the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: McCullers has already missed the majority of the campaign due to injury, so the team probably wants to be cautious with one of the key cogs in their starting rotation. Although the Angels have the second-fewest home runs in the American League, Feldman isn't an ideal streaming option due to his struggles earlier this season when he was in the rotation.

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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Alaniz Ruben P
Altuve Jose 2B
Amador Japhet 1B
Arauz Jonathan SS
Arguello Douglas P
Aristil Jonnathan RP
Austin Jay OF
Averill Brandon INF
Baker Chris P
Baldee Jan INF
Barganier Luke OF
Basford Charles P
Bellorin Edwin C
Blankenship Travis P
Blazek Christopher P
Bostick Akeem P
Bregman Alex SS
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cabrera Edwar P
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Cameron Daz OF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Castillo Jose 3B
Castro Jason C
Cavanagh Nick P
Cavers Eric C
Champion Adam P
Chapman Kevin RP
Chedister Bradley P
Chouinard Bobby P
Clark Chris C
Clark Cody C
Comer Kevin P
Cooper James OF
Corapsi Jason INF
Corpas Hector P
Correa Carlos SS
Cotton Jamaine P
Crowe Trevor OF
Cruz Cirilo INF
Cruz Jared INF
Cunningham Michael OF
Davidson Kevin C
Davis Cliff P
Del Rosario Enerio RP
Devenski Chris SP
Dewitt Anthony P
DeYoung Kyle P
Diaz Kenny C
Diaz Michael INF
Dinelli David P
Disher Phil 1B
Drese Ryan SP
Duffy Matt E. 3B
Dupont Will INF
Dydalewicz Brad P
Einertson Mitch OF
Escalona Sergio RP
Estrada Paul P
Fairchild Thomas P
Feldman Scott SP
Feliz Michael P
Ferreira Edgar P
Ferrell Riley RP
Fields Josh RP
Fiers Mike SP
Fisher Derek OF
Fister Doug SP
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Fontana Nolan SS
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Gattis Evan OF
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Giles Ken RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Carlos OF
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Gregerson Luke RP
Griffiths Jeremy P
Gustave Jandel P
Hacker Michael P
Hallberg Bryan P
Harris Will RP
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heras Leonardo OF
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Holder Drew OF
Hoyt James P
Huang Wei-Chieh P
Hudspeth Casey P
Humphries Justin C
Hurry Jacob P
Hyatt B.J. RP
Iorg Eli OF
James Brad P
Jimenez Hector C
Johnson Jeremy M. P
Johnson Timothy SS
Jorgensen Jeff OF
Kemp Tony OF
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Kroeker Andrew C
Laguna Mesac 1B
Lamb Cameron P
Landry Jacques OF
Langdon Allen OF
Lazu Carlos P
Locke Stephen P
Lopez Tomas P
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marisnick Jake OF
Marshall Mac P
Martes Francis P
Martinez Alexander P
McCullers Lance SP
McCurry Brendan RP
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Michelena Arturo SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Moran Colin 3B
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe SP
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Neshek Pat RP
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
Ori Mark 1B
Orie Kevin 3B
Paul Josh C
Paulino David P
Peacock Brad SP
Peguero Jailen RP
Pena Kilby P
Pena Roberto C
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Quezada Euris P
Quiala Yoanis P
Rafael Ronny OF
Rasmus Colby OF
Reed A.J. 1B
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rosales Orlando OF
Saccomanno Mark 3B
Saladin Miguel P
Sanchez Manuel P
Santana Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Carlos P
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Sneed Cy P
Solarte Alejandro P
Sotffel Jason P
Sotro Chris P
Springer Chris OF
Springer George OF
Stassi Max C
Steele T.J. OF
Stiver Justin P
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Towles J.R. C
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Kyle OF
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Valbuena Luis 3B
Valdez Cesar P
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Tyler 1B
Whiteman Tommy INF
Whitley Forrest P
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wolf Shane P
Worth Danny SS

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brock Tarrik TO
Daurer Rich TO
DeFrancesco Tony TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
Dickenson Ralph TO
Gottfried Dave GM
Hillman Trey TO
Hinch A.J. MAN
Hudgens Dave TO
Lawless Tom MAN
Listach Pat TO
Luhnow Jeff GM
Martinez Dennis TO
Pettini Joe TO
Pettis Gary TO
Radison Dan TO
Roberts Leon TO
Ryan Nolan TO
Strom Brent PC
Teaford Everett TO

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